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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735379/multidisciplinary-management-of-clival-chordomas-long-term-clinical-outcome-in-a-single-institution-consecutive-series
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Petter Förander, Jiri Bartek, Michael Fagerlund, Hamza Benmaklouf, Ernest Dodoo, Alia Shamikh, Pär Stjärne, Tiit Mathiesen
OBJECTIVE: Chordomas of the skull base have high recurrence rates even after radical resection and adjuvant radiotherapy. We evaluate the long-term clinical outcome using multidisciplinary management in the treatment of clival chordomas. METHODS: Between 1984 and 2015, 22 patients diagnosed with an intracranial chordoma were treated at the Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden. Sixteen of 22 were treated with Gamma Knife radiosurgery (GKRS) for tumour residual or progression during the disease course...
July 22, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734233/risk-of-hospitalization-among-survivors-of-childhood-and-adolescent-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-compared-to-siblings-and-a-general-population-sample
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Judy Y Ou, Rochelle R Smits-Seemann, Sapna Kaul, Mark N Fluchel, Carol Sweeney, Anne C Kirchhoff
BACKGROUND: Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) has a high survival rate, but cancer-related late effects in the early post-treatment years need documentation. Hospitalizations are an indicator of the burden of late effects. We identify rates and risk factors for hospitalization from five to ten years after diagnosis for childhood and adolescent ALL survivors compared to siblings and a matched population sample. METHODS: 176 ALL survivors were diagnosed at ≤22 years between 1998 and 2008 and treated at an Intermountain Healthcare facility...
July 19, 2017: Cancer Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731908/prognostic-factors-in-lung-transplantation-after-hematopoietic-stem-cell-transplantation
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Toyofumi F Chen-Yoshikawa, Seiichiro Sugimoto, Takeshi Shiraishi, Masato Minami, Yasushi Matsuda, Masayuki Chida, Sumiko Maeda, Akihiro Aoyama, Yoshinori Okada, Meinoshin Okumura, Akinori Iwasaki, Shinichiro Miyoshi, Takahiro Oto, Hiroshi Date
BACKGROUND: Lung transplantation is the final life-saving option for patients with pulmonary complications after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). Patients undergoing HSCT for hematologic diseases are thought to be high-risk candidates for lung transplantation; therefore, few lung transplants are performed for these patients, and few studies have been reported. This study aimed to describe the characteristics and outcomes of lung transplantation in patients with pulmonary complications after HSCT...
July 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731907/oral-nucleos-t-ide-analogs-alone-after-liver-transplantation-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-with-preexisting-rt204-mutation
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James Fung, Tiffany Wong, Kenneth Chok, Albert Chan, Sui-Ling Sin, Tan-To Cheung, Wing-Chiu Dai, Kelvin Ng, Kevin Ng, Kwan Man, Wai-Kay Seto, Ching-Lung Lai, Man-Fung Yuen, Chung-Mau Lo
BACKGROUND: There is currently limited data regarding the use of oral antiviral therapy alone without HBIG for CHB patients with preexisting LAM-resistance (LAM-R) undergoing liver transplantation. METHODS: This is a cohort study determining the effectiveness and long-term outcome in this group of patients. RESULTS: Fifty-seven consecutive CHB patients with preexisting rt204 LAM-R mutations or virological load refractory to LAM undergoing liver transplantation were included, with a median follow-up of 73 months...
July 21, 2017: Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730774/laparoscopic-colectomy-for-serosa-positive-colon-cancer-pt4a-in-patients-with-preoperative-diagnosis-of-cancer-without-serosal-invasion
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Shenglong Guo, Detao Tang, Xiaojun Chen, Ming Chen, Yaqian Xiang
PURPOSE: Although general surgeons normally perform laparoscopic colectomies in patients with colon cancer, the procedure is also indicated for serosa-negative tumors (≤ cT3). Serosal invasion (T4a) is regarded as a potential risk factor for peritoneal dissemination due to pneumoperitoneum effects and tumor manipulation during laparoscopic colectomy. We compared short- and long-term outcomes of patients who underwent laparoscopic and open colectomies for serosa-involving colon cancer (pT4a) and had a preoperative diagnosis of cancer without serosal invasion (≤cT3)...
May 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730646/prospective-observational-study-of-carbon-ion-radiotherapy-for-non-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck
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Katsuyuki Shirai, Jun-Ichi Saitoh, Atsushi Musha, Takanori Abe, Daijiro Kobayashi, Takeo Takahashi, Tomoaki Tamaki, Hidemasa Kawamura, Yukihiro Takayasu, Masato Shino, Minoru Toyoda, Katsumasa Takahashi, Junko Hirato, Satoshi Yokoo, Kazuaki Chikamatsu, Tatsuya Ohno, Takashi Nakano
To evaluate the efficacy and safety of carbon-ion radiotherapy for non-squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Thirty-five patients were enrolled in this prospective study. The primary endpoint was the 3-year local control rate, while secondary endpoints included the 3-year overall survival rate and adverse events. Acute and late adverse events were evaluated according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, version 4.0. The median follow-up time for all patients was 39 months. Thirty-two and 3 patients received 64...
July 21, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730169/effects-of-s-1-combined-with-radiotherapy-in-the-treatment-of-nasopharyngeal-cancer-a-meta-analysis-based-on-randomized-controlled-trials
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Jin Fengtong, Fu Jiangtao, Wang Yating, Wu Lili, Chen Jianbo, Wang Xiaofei
The aim of this meta-analysis was to evaluate the effects and toxicity of S-1 combined with radiotherapy in the treatment of nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC). Through a search of the databases of PubMed, Embase, the Chinese Biomedicine Database (CBM), China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), Wanfang system and Chongqing VIP Information (CQVIP), the efficacy and side effects data of S-1 combined with radiotherapy in the treatment of NPC patients from open published randomized controlled trials (RCTs) were collected...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729302/vosaroxin-in-combination-with-decitabine-in-newly-diagnosed-older-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-or-high-risk-mds
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Naval Daver, Hagop Kantarjian, Guillermo Garcia-Manero, Elias Jabbour, Gautam Borthakur, Mark Brandt, Sherry Pierce, Kenneth Vaughan, Jing Ning, Graciela M Nogueras González, Keyur Patel, Jeff Jorgensen, Naveen Pemmaraju, Tapan Kadia, Marina Konopleva, Michael Andreeff, Courtney DiNardo, Jorge Cortes, Renee Ward, Adam Craig, Farhad Ravandi
Vosaroxin is an anti-cancer quinolone derived DNA topoisomerase II inhibitor. We investigated vosaroxin with decitabine in patients ≥ 60 years of age with newly diagnosed acute myeloid leukemia (AML) (n=58) or myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) (≥ 10% blasts) (n=7) in a phase 2 non-randomized trial. The initial 22 patients received vosaroxin 90 mg/m2 on Days 1 and 4 with decitabine 20 mg/m2 Days 1-5 every 4-6 weeks for up to 7 cycles. Due to high incidence of mucositis the subsequent 43 patients received vosaroxin 70 mg/m2 Days 1 and 4...
July 20, 2017: Haematologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727865/proton-beam-radiotherapy-and-concurrent-chemotherapy-for-unresectable-stage-iii-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-final-results-of-a-phase-2-study
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Joe Y Chang, Vivek Verma, Ming Li, Wencheng Zhang, Ritsuko Komaki, Charles Lu, Pamela K Allen, Zhongxing Liao, James Welsh, Steven H Lin, Daniel Gomez, Melenda Jeter, Michael O'Reilly, Ronald X Zhu, Xiaodong Zhang, Heng Li, Radhe Mohan, John V Heymach, Ara A Vaporciyan, Stephen Hahn, James D Cox
Importance: Proton beam radiotherapy (PBT) has the potential to reduce toxic effects in the definitive management of locally advanced non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC), but long-term prospective data are lacking. Objective: To report the final (5-year) results of a prospective study evaluating concurrent chemotherapy and high-dose PBT to treat unresectable stage III NSCLC. Design, Setting, and Participants: In this open-label, single-group assignment study, with median follow-up of 27...
July 20, 2017: JAMA Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725248/clinical-outcomes-with-high-dose-rate-surface-mould-brachytherapy-for-intra-oral-and-skin-malignancies-involving-head-and-neck-region
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Ashwini Budrukkar, Archya Dasgupta, Prakash Pandit, Sarbani Ghosh Laskar, Vedang Murthy, Ritu Raj Upreti, Tejpal Gupta, Kanchan Dholam, Jai Prakash Agarwal
PURPOSE: The literature and experience of high-dose-rate (HDR) surface mould brachytherapy (SMB) in head and neck cancer is sparse. We report our institutional experience of SMB for such tumours. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Thirty-five patients with malignant localized early T1/T2, N0 (21 intra-oral and 14 skin) tumours treated with SMB during 2008-2014 were analyzed. Treatment was delivered using HDR (192)Ir source to a median dose of 49 Gy (range, 38.5-52.5 Gy) as radical brachytherapy and 18 Gy (range, 15...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724592/vascular-development-in-very-young-conifer-seedlings-theoretical-hydraulic-capacities-and-potential-resistance-to-embolism
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Megan L Miller, Daniel M Johnson
PREMISE OF THE STUDY: Conifers have the highest rates of mortality during their first year, often attributed to water stress; yet, this tree life stage is the least studied in terms of hydraulic properties. Previous work has revealed correlations between xylem anatomy to both hydraulic transport capacity and resistance to hydraulic dysfunction. In this study, we compared xylem anatomical and plant functional traits of Pseudotsuga menziesii, Larix occidentalis, and Pinus ponderosa seedlings over the first 10 wk of growth to evaluate potential maximum hydraulic capabilities and resistance to drought-induced embolism...
July 19, 2017: American Journal of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724303/direct-percutaneous-endoscopic-jejunostomy-using-single-balloon-enteroscopy-without-fluoroscopy-a-case-series
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Carlos Bernardes, Rolando Pinho, Adélia Rodrigues, Luísa Proença, João Carvalho
BACKGROUND: Direct percutaneous endoscopic jejunostomy (DPEJ) is a useful method to provide enteral nutrition to individuals when gastric feeding is not possible or contraindicated. The aim of this study was to analyze the efficacy and safety of DPEJ tube placement with the Gauderer-Ponsky technique by the pull method, using single-balloon enteroscopy (SBE) without fluoroscopy. METHODS: This is a retrospective analysis of patients undergoing SBE for DPEJ placement in a referral hospital between January 2010 and March 2016...
July 14, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721027/frequency-of-frailty-and-its-association-with-cognitive-status-and-survival-in-older-chileans
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Cecilia Albala, Lydia Lera, Hugo Sanchez, Barbara Angel, Carlos Márquez, Patricia Arroyo, Patricio Fuentes
BACKGROUND: Age-associated brain physiologic decline and reduced mobility are key elements of increased age-associated vulnerability. OBJECTIVE: To study the frequency of frailty phenotype and its association with mental health and survival in older Chileans. METHODS: Follow-up of ALEXANDROS cohorts designed to study disability associated with obesity in community-dwelling people 60 years and older living in Santiago, Chile. At baseline, 2,098 (67% women) of 2,372 participants were identified as having the frailty phenotype: weak handgrip dynamometry, unintentional weight loss, fatigue/exhaustion, five chair-stands/slow walking speed and difficulty walking (low physical activity)...
2017: Clinical Interventions in Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718942/the-shift-toward-neo-adjuvant-chemotherapy-and-interval-debulking-surgery-for-management-of-advanced-ovarian-and-related-cancers-in-a-population-based-setting-impact-on-clinical-outcomes
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James L Nicklin, Shaun McGrath, Lee Tripcony, Andrea Garrett, Russell Land, Amy Tang, Lewis Perrin, Naven Chetty, Nisha Jagasia, Alex J Crandon, Marcelo Nascimento, Graeme Walker, Karen Sanday, Andreas Obermair
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the proportion of patients with advanced ovarian and related cancers (EOC+RC), treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy and interval debulking surgery (NACT - IDS), and to determine if there was any relationship with optimal cytoreduction rates and overall survival (OS) in a state-wide gynaecologic oncology service over time. METHODS: A retrospective review was undertaken using a population-based database of patients with stages 3 and 4 EOC+RC treated from 1982 till 2013 at the Queensland Centre for Gynaecological Cancer (QCGC)...
July 18, 2017: Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718080/a-comparison-of-live-birth-rates-and-perinatal-outcomes-between-cryopreserved-oocytes-and-cryopreserved-embryos
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Jacqueline R Ho, Irene Woo, Kristin Louie, Wael Salem, Sami I Jabara, Kristin A Bendikson, Richard J Paulson, Karine Chung
PURPOSE: Prior studies suggest that pregnancy outcomes after autologous oocyte cryopreservation are similar to fresh in vitro fertilization (IVF) cycles. It is unknown whether there are differences in pregnancy and perinatal outcomes between cryopreserved oocytes and cryopreserved embryos. METHODS: This is a retrospective cohort study comparing pregnancy and perinatal outcomes between oocyte and embryo cryopreservation at a university-based fertility center. We included 42 patients and 68 embryo transfers in patients who underwent embryo transfer after elective oocyte preservation (frozen oocyte-derived embryo transfer (FOET)) from 2005 to 2015...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717752/challenges-of-treating-childhood-medulloblastoma-in-a-country-with-limited-resources-20-years-of-experience-at-a-single-tertiary-center-in-malaysia
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Revathi Rajagopal, Sayyidatul Abd-Ghafar, Dharmendra Ganesan, Anita Zarina Bustam Mainudin, Kum Thong Wong, Norlisah Ramli, Vida Jawin, Su Han Lum, Tsiao Yi Yap, Eric Bouffet, Ibrahim Qaddoumi, Shekhar Krishnan, Hany Ariffin, Wan Ariffin Abdullah
PURPOSE: Pediatric medulloblastoma (MB) treatment has evolved over the past few decades; however, treating children in countries with limited resources remains challenging. Until now, the literature regarding childhood MB in Malaysia has been nonexistent. Our objectives were to review the demographics and outcome of pediatric MB treated at the University Malaya Medical Center between January 1994 and December 2013 and describe the challenges encountered. METHODS: Fifty-one patients with childhood MB were seen at University Malaya Medical Center...
April 2017: Journal of Global Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716402/the-role-of-low-dose-anti-thymocyte-globulin-as-standard-prophylaxis-in-mismatched-and-matched-unrelated-hematopoietic-peripheral-stem-cell-transplantation-for-hematologic-malignancies
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Ioanna Sakellari, Ioannis Batsis, Zoi Bousiou, Despina Mallouri, Varnavas Constantinou, Eleni Gavriilaki, Christos Smias, Evangelia Yannaki, Panayotis Kaloyannidis, Giorgos Papaioannou, Niki Stavroyianni, Antonia Syrigou, Damianos Sotiropoulos, Asimina Fylaktou, Aliki Tsompanakou, Riad Saloum, Achilles Anagnostopoulos
INTRODUCTION: Anti-thymocyte globulin (ATG)-based immunosuppressive therapy is often used in allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation to reduce incidence and severity of graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). PATIENTS AND METHODS: In our observational study, ATG (rabbit, Thymoglobulin; Sanofi, 5 mg/kg) was administered as a standardized part of the conditioning in 97 patients with a median age of 34 years (range, 14-58 years), allotransplanted for hematologic malignancies from matched (8/8; n = 52) and allele or antigen mismatched (7/8; n = 43 and 6/8; n = 2) unrelated donors...
June 29, 2017: Clinical Lymphoma, Myeloma & Leukemia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716363/clinical-outcomes-and-prognostic-factors-of-patients-with-severe-influenza-receiving-intravenous-peramivir-salvage-therapy-in-intensive-care-units
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Ching-Yuan Yeh, Fu-Der Wang, Yu-Chung Chuang, Chia-Jui Yang, Shiang-Fen Huang, Wen-Sung Weng, Chun-Hsin Liaw, Wang-Huei Sheng
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated patients with severe influenza who receive intravenous peramivir for salvage therapy. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed data from 71 patients with severe influenza who received intravenous peramivir therapy in the intensive care units of three medical centers between 2012 and 2016. All patients received oseltamivir or zanamivir before the administration of peramivir. RESULTS: A total of 44 men and 27 women with a median age of 55 years were enrolled...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Microbiology, Immunology, and Infection, Wei Mian Yu Gan Ran za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716307/should-epithelial-ovarian-carcinoma-metastatic-to-the-inguinal-lymph-nodes-be-assigned-stage-ivb
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Dimitrios Nasioudis, Eloise Chapman-Davis, Melissa K Frey, Thomas A Caputo, Steven S Witkin, Kevin Holcomb
OBJECTIVE: According to the revised FIGO staging system women with ovarian carcinoma and inguinal lymph node (LN) metastases, formerly stage III, are now considered stage IVB. In this study we compare their survival to that of women with stage III and stage IV disease. METHODS: Women diagnosed with epithelial ovarian carcinoma were drawn from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database (2004-2013). Four groups were formed: group 1 (stage IV due to positive inguinal nodes), group 2 (stage III with positive para-aortic/pelvic nodes), group 3 (stage IV with positive distant nodes) and group 4 (stage IV with distant metastases)...
July 14, 2017: Gynecologic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714274/the-relevance-of-the-lymph-node-ratio-as-predictor-of-prognosis-is-higher-in-hpv-negative-than-in-hpv-positive-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Moritz F Meyer, Jeannine Meinrath, Julia Seehawer, Axel Lechner, Margarete Odenthal, Alexander Quaas, Robert Semrau, Christian U Huebbers, Simone Marnitz, Reinhard Büttner, Dirk Beutner
OBJECTIVES: Lymph node ratio (LNR) is an established predictor in different entities of carcinoma, including head and neck malignancies. In oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), lymph node involvement differs between Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)-positive and negative tumours. Herein, we evaluate the impact of HPV association on the concept of LNR. METHODS: 88 surgically treated patients were included in this retrospective chart review. HPV-positive and negative OPSCC were evaluated for prediction of outcome by LNR separately...
July 17, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
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